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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:33 am

Joao wrote:First time I took my SO to the park. First sighting as we entered at Malelane, Wild dogs. She didn't realise at the time how special that was.

Well after five lovely days we exited at Phala gate. On our way there we went to Sable dm. Between the dam end the main road we saw, yes, Wild dogs again.

First and last sighting of one trip.

Oh Kruger you lovely thing.

Always full of surprises.


:clap: :clap: Brilliant stuff, Joao. It's those special times that keep one coming back for more - and so more is what we keep on getting. :dance:
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:46 pm

onewithnature I agree – “brilliant stuff”! I think many of us plan/book our next trip as soon as we exit through those gates, well we do … :redface: :D
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby Radman » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:28 pm

Afew years ago exiting at Orpen gate about 2km from the gate I was following my friends dad with his Caravan Out of the blue a Kudu came charging out the bush right between my car and the caravan as I slammed on brakes I realized why the Kudu was in such hurry 3 Female lions on its tale as the oomie carried on driving a I watched the lions taking down the Kudu and started feeding something I will never forget....... This year on our way out just before Malelane exit a Rhino with a tiny calf wow ..... :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby DASSIEDELIGHT » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:05 pm

Hi all

Last year we had a pack of wild dogs (our first) on the Letaba to Phalaborwa road take down an impala (we missed the actual moment of impact) but ofcourse they were soon getting stuck in right next to the road. We were on our way out of the park to get our flight home and the sheer excitement carried us all the way to J'burg! :dance:

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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby Bundu_SA_Guy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:51 am

As usual when we were leaving Satara camp this year in April, we were sad and was dreading the long drive back to Jozi, On the Orpen road we had some nice but usual sightings, but a few K's from the Orpen gate we saw a couple of vehicles and a JJ, they say they saw 3 Cheetahs, we stretched and strained but could barely see anyhting. after most of the vehicles left, we witnessed a spectacular display by these 3 beautiful cats, they were in full view running and "jumping" about, it was a sight too beautiful to foget, which made a fantastic trip to Kruger even more memorable...
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby noel » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:59 pm

Sept 2009-was getting very depressed at the propect of leaving-and usually it is through Numbi gate. Decided I had enough time to do teh Nappi Boulders route-here's what I saw-made the trip back home more bearable.
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3 Cubs and mom :dance: :dance:
A few meters further this Juvenile DCG
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Sometimes it is the other way round of course. Whatever-as long as we see them.

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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby Sawubona » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:01 pm

Had wild dogs just before exit at Orpen, and blach Rhino near Afsaal on our way out towards Malelane.
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:28 pm

A few years ago we exited at Pafuri and a few hundred meters before the exit gate we saw the most stunning Kudu ram with the most remarkable horns that we have ever seen in Kruger :clap: . To us that particular Kudu really represented a celebration of life itself.
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:39 pm

Radman wrote:Afew years ago exiting at Orpen gate about 2km from the gate I was following my friends dad with his Caravan Out of the blue a Kudu came charging out the bush right between my car and the caravan as I slammed on brakes I realized why the Kudu was in such hurry 3 Female lions on its tale as the oomie carried on driving a I watched the lions taking down the Kudu and started feeding something I will never forget.......


Fantastic Radman. :clap: :clap: We were discussing the other day whether we would enjoy seeing a kill in progress, despite its top-of-the-list rating. :hmz:
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:40 pm

Bundu_SA_Guy wrote:As usual when we were leaving Satara camp this year in April, we were sad and was dreading the long drive back to Jozi, On the Orpen road we had some nice but usual sightings, but a few K's from the Orpen gate we saw a couple of vehicles and a JJ, they say they saw 3 Cheetahs, we stretched and strained but could barely see anyhting. after most of the vehicles left, we witnessed a spectacular display by these 3 beautiful cats, they were in full view running and "jumping" about, it was a sight too beautiful to foget, which made a fantastic trip to Kruger even more memorable...


:clap: :clap: I think it was the same trio we saw a few months ago too.
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:44 pm

noel wrote:Image

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:clap: :clap: :clap: Brilliant stuff; must remember the Napi Bolder loop in future - usually I'm too much in a hurry to exit to do it.
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:45 pm

Sawubona wrote:Had wild dogs just before exit at Orpen, and blach Rhino near Afsaal on our way out towards Malelane.


Phenomenal - that is enough to make any trip! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby MikeyA » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:42 pm

Last February, my cousin was driving me to the Kruger airport for my flight, via Jhb, back to the UK and so we left the park at Malelane....

About 500m from the exit gate, just as I had packed my camera away, my cousin slammed the brakes on and shouted "LOOK".....he'd got me!!! Nothing there!!! He was a bit of a prankster and I told him what i thought of him! :naughty:

However, just as we passed through the exit barrier, we noticed about 4 or five cars bunched up, just before the bridge on the northern bank of the Croc River...we pulled up beside them and lo and behold, there in all his glory was a beautiful Leopard, lazing in the tree! My first LIT and what a perfect way to end the trip!

I didnt want to leave, but i dont think the airline would have accepted that as an excuse! Always gives me inspiration to come back, infact just book three nights for December, cannot wait! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:49 pm

What a brilliant last sighting, MikeyA. :clap: :clap: I doesn't get much better than that. Next time I'd get your cousin back just before you leave - that way you're likely to see something special again. :wink:
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Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting

Unread postby Sawubona » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:51 pm

Grantmissy wrote:A few years ago we exited at Pafuri and a few hundred meters before the exit gate we saw the most stunning Kudu ram with the most remarkable horns that we have ever seen in Kruger :clap: . To us that particular Kudu really represented a celebration of life itself.



Should be: BULL. :wink:

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